The Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Fikile Majola will give a key note address at the sod-turning event, to lauch a carbon black production site at the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Gqeberha.

The project is borne out of a partnership between the Coega Development Corporation and Orion Engineered Carbons (OEC) – a local producer of carbon black.  OEC is the only local producer of a wide range of carbon blacks. The product has its applications in various industries, such as tyre industry, ink, coatings, batteries, plastics, and other high performance applications.

The project entails the development of two 18 000 m3 tanks for storage of carbon black feedstock with ancilliary infrastructure within Zone 7 othe Coega SEZ. It will contribute to efforts aimed at saving approximately 7000 jobs in the Automotive and Tyre Manufacturing Industry in the country.

Details of the launch are as follows:

Date: 22 April 2022

Time: 09:15 – 09:50 (Covid protocols)

10:00 – 13:00 (Programme)

Venue: Bluewater Bay Sunrise Hotel

155B Bluewater Drive, Bluewater Bay, Gqeberha

For more information, you can contact Phumzile Kotane on or 063114 3704.

Bongani Lukhele – Director: Media Relations
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Issued by: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)
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